I’d like to send you some updates for the upcoming Cape Ann Youth Hockey Girls U12 and U14 teams through their end of the 2012-13 season playdowns, which take place at the Ed Burns Arena in Arlington.
Regardless of our overall success during this post-season, this has already been a highly successful season in many ways. The vast majority of these girls — who come from Cape Ann and all over the north shore — skated together for the first time this year. Beyond the development in skill over the course of the season, many strong friendships have been forged between the girls.
Thank you for supporting the local sports scene in general and, specifically, the new Girls Hockey program. Over the coming days, I will send additional information on the post-season results as well as registration information to sign up and play in the 2013-14 season.
The first post-season game was played to victory by the U12 team two weeks ago, beating Arlington in a 1-0 battle. Jesse Alexander scored with an assist from Grace Bertagna and Callie MacLaughlin earned a shutout for the game (synopsis at bottom of this post). They will be playing Lexington/Bedford in the championship game this Sunday morning, April 7, at 10:00).
The U14s skated to victory last night, April 4, beating Medfield 3-1 with two goals from McKinley Karpa and the insurance goal coming from Crystal Mahan in the third period. Goaltender Hannah Corcoran stood on her head with acrobatic saves to shut the opposition out until the third period.
As reported by Kathy Cincotta, Director of the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girl’s Hockey League:
MYC Playdowns went off as scheduled tonight (Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:00 )at the Ed Burns Arena in Arlington featuring Arlington U12 B vs Cape Ann U12 from the U12 Mid South II Division and Wellesley U14 A vs Dover Stars U14 from the U14 Mid North Division.
Arlington U12 B and Cape Ann U12 descended on the rink early for their game, body-slamming each other, munching on candy and trying to convert their birth month to numbers. Both teams hit the ice gunning for a spot at Champ weekend and what a game it was. Back and forth play, snipers out in full force, but defense and goalies were the key to this game. Game was tied 0-0 until half way through the 3rd period when Cape Ann finally wizzed one past Arlington. That would be all they would need to secure a win. Hats off to both goalies, Arlington’s Casey Smith, and Cape Ann’s Callie McLaughlin (Ms. 0) who both had stand on their head’s games. We say a sad goodbye to Arlington and wish the best to Cape Ann at Champ weekend. Scoring: Cape Ann – GraceBertagna, Jesse Alexander, Callie McLaughlin.
On behalf of CAHY Girls program,
JD Perry, CAHY Girls U14 coach